A notice taped on a nearby tree is the only official word that Sikh worshippers say they received about plans to raze the gurdwara where they’ve gathered for decades.
A four-story commercial and residential condominium complex is now planned to take over the Sikh Community Gurdwara in Alhambra, a San Gabriel Valley city about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
The project has been approved by the city of Alhambra’s planning commission. Plumbing and electrical plans have been submitted. About half a million dollars, the developer and landowner said, has already been spent.
But Sikh worshippers said their landlord never informed them that the building where they’ve gathered for decades would be demolished. Their landlord said he told them changes were coming. And he said the community has had only a month-to-month lease on the building.